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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 15, 2006 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look out...politics are comin' in!!!

Excerpt from Garcia interview:

Q: "The Grateful Dead got started at a time when rock bands were getting political. How do you feel about bringing politics into music?"

GARCIA: "That always used to scare me. It's tough when somebody takes a topical stand and makes their work political, even if the nature of the politics is to say 'give peace a chance,' it's like what you're doing is you're entering in the war game whether you like it or not. Your saying, 'give peace a chance' is like saying forget about war for a while, which is really like saying remember war. Back in the sixties when everybody was either on one side or the other, we [the GD] used to spend all our time avoiding being on one side or the other, because in that particular game there's only one side, and any energy that you give to the idea of war, is war, you know. And it's all war, and the best thing to do is to drop the whole notion. I mean fighting about war is just like fighting about [?], fighting about peace. A war is a war, a fight is a fight, and a struggle is a struggle, and if you put yourself in that position you're going to have to pay the dues, and so as far as I was concerned, it was always. That's why we never wrote any anti-war songs. It's because like why participate on any level, why give war any energy. Any energy you give it, glamorizes it; any energy you give it, even to say that it's a bad trip."

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 15, 2008 11:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look out...politics are comin' in!!!

Hippie Temptation revisited

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Aug 15, 2006 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look out...politics are comin' in!!!

That really answers my question, thanks for posting that interview excerpt.

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 15, 2006 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look out...politics are comin' in!!!

Hey Now(Perky Intro) - Here's one thing I know.

When we talk about music, there's alotta, "amen brother"s and "well said"s and "thanks for the tip, I'll check it out"s. You know, compliments and cooperation. I really don't care if people talk politics here, but for the posters who have become my "GD archive homies", is this as fun as "best SOTM"? I think not. I get plenty of news shouved down my gullet, I come here to escape. So, if it's political(GD politics excluded), I probablt won't read it. Deal? Or should I say, best "Deal" ever? Some '71 "Deal"s are hot...

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Aug 15, 2006 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look out...politics are comin' in!!!

without a doubt 4/22/78 Deal. Jerry and Donna go bonkers

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